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This Certified Health Coach’s Favorite Gluten-Free Products

Among the food sensitivities, intolerances, and allergies that the average consumer is aware of, gluten intolerance (Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance [NCGI]) and celiac disease are among the top. The gluten-free product market therefore continues to see a massive increase, illustrated by a rise from 2.8% of all US food sales in 2013 to 6.5% only two years later [1]. Now, five years after that, the US gluten-free food market has a projected value of $1.8 billion [1].

Going Gluten-Free


While going gluten-free (GF) once meant being limited to unappealing substitutes, most markets now carry quite palatable and affordable gluten free options. With that said, not all products marked with a “GF” are created equal; think simple-ingredient alternatives versus high-sugar substitutes. In some cases, shifting from a traditional gluten-full diet to a gluten-free diet that contains high amounts of processed food might not improve health. The key when attempting to maintain a healthy, gluten-free diet is within the ingredients. Firstly, if you negatively react to gluten or have tested positive for celiac disease, seriously consider removing gluten from your diet and lifestyle. Next, if you also have sensitivities or allergies to other ingredients, please read entire labels carefully when choosing a GF substitute that works for you. Lastly, consider reaching for the sugar-reduced option. GF products often contain high amounts of sugar and starch to enhance palatability. But high amounts of sugar could lead to or aggravate pre-existing lethargy, gastrointestinal discomfort, poor glucose control or irritability symptoms, as well as induce weight gain. When the goal of a gluten-free diet is to begin a healthier chapter, high amounts of sugar or other additives may cause unexpected setbacks. 


The following table is a breakdown of common gluten-containing products, good GF substitute products on the market, and some recommended best GF substitutes and alternatives. This will allow you to make the gradual shift from glutenous to gluten-free with some added, realistic support. Once you feel more confident within your GF journey and want to expand your options, the “best” column will guide you further down multiple-allergen options, and provide plant-based alternatives to try out.


Gluten-Free Substitutes



Common Gluten-Containing Products

Good Gluten-Free


Best Gluten-Free


Gluten-Containing Grains[2]:

Wheat [including: Durum, Einkorn, Emmer, Kamut, and Spelt varieties], Barley, Rye, Triticale {a cross between wheat and rye}, Oats {in some cases}

Arrowroot, Corn [cornmeal, grits and polenta labeled gluten-free, Hominy], Rice {including wild rice}, Soy, Tapioca [cassava root]

Common Gluten-free flours: rice, soy, corn, potato

Product Suggestion: Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Flour

Amaranth, Buckwheat, Flax, Quinoa, Sorghum, Millet, Teff

More Unique Gluten-Free flour substitutes: bean flours [chickpea, lentil, etc.], nuts [almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts], seeds [flax, sesame, hemp, chia, sunflower]

Bread [3]

Schår Gluten-Free: Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread, Buns, and Rolls

O’Doughs Multigrain Sandwich Thins: Potato flour breads, that are vegan-friendly

Three Bakers: Great Seed Whole Grain, 7 Seed Bread: Best rice flour bread

Udi’s Gluten-Free: Tapioca flour breads, bagels

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakehouse: Variety of breads

Glutino: Variety of breads

Franz, Kroger, Trader Joes: In-house Gluten-Free breads at most major supermarkets

Happy Camper’s, Hemp Hemp Hooray Bread: Best certified organic, free from all major allergens and sugar-free.

Canyon BakeHouse Gluten- Free: Best soy free bread; plus dairy-, tree nut- and peanut- free bread, with “best” GF whole grains and seeds. *Not egg-free.

Little Northern Bakehouse Seeds + Grains Bread: Best bread for multiple allergies: gluten-, dairy-, egg-, soy-, tree nut- and peanut- free.

Outer Aisle Gourmet Cauliflower Sandwich Thins: Best Grain-Free wraps and bread thin substitute. Paleo- and Keto-friendly.


Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice + Quinoa Fusilli: just 3 ingredients and holds up to cooking and leftovers

Tinkyada, Organic Brown Rice Pasta Spaghetti: great taste never turns mushy. Best for al-dente dishes.

Jovial, Organic Brown Rice Farfalle Pasta: bouncy texture.

Ancient Harvest, Spaghetti: quinoa and corn blend.

Cappello’s Fettuccine: Fresh pasta from all natural almond flour, paleo-friendly, grain-, and gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Protein Pastas:

Banza: chickpea based. All pasta varieties, mac+cheese

Ancient Harvest Protein: Lentil + quinoa based pasta.

Veggie Pasta Alternatives:

Spaghetti Squash

Spiralized Noodles:




Sweet Potato

Seaweed [Kelp] Noodles


Good GF Frozen Pizzas:

Amy’s Kitchen, Gluten-Free Frozen Pizzas: toppings variety, dairy-free options. Contains organic potatoes, rice flour, tapioca flour.

Glutino: Gluten-free pizza with brown rice, potato starch, tapioca.

Ian’s Natural Foods, French Bread Pizzas

Three Bakers: Gluten-free pizza with rice flour and tapioca starch

Better GF Frozen Pizzas:

Against the Grain Gourmet: entirely gluten-, soy-, corn-, and rice-free

BOLD Organics: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Pizza - ideal for vegans

Daiya: Gluten-, dairy-, and soy-free

Cauliflower-Crust Pizza Brands:


Outer Aisle, Plantpower Pizza Crusts and Wraps


Alternative Source: Communion wafers

Enjoy Life, Gluten-Free Soft Baked Cookies

Glutino, Gluten-Free Cookies

Pamela’s, Gluten-Free Cookies

Tate’s Bake Shop, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Schär, Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

Contain flour varieties other than standard rice/potato-flour base[4]:

Lucy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies: gluten-free oat, chickpea, and fava flours

Partake Foods, Sprouted Grain Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies: cassava, sprouted buckwheat, sprouted millet, and oat flours.

Simple Mills, Chocolate Chip Crunchy Cookies: almond, coconut, tapioca flours

Zema’s Madhouse Foods, Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies: gluten-free oat, teff, millet, and quinoa flours


Blue Diamond Almond, NutThins Gluten-Free Crackers: rice flour and almonds

Glutino, Table Crackers: great saltine substitute

Ka-Me, Rice Crackers

Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers: perfect blend of rice base, with quinoa, sesame, flax, and amaranth seeds

Schär, Gluten-Free Entertainment Crackers: also lactose-free + vegan

Mary’s Gone Crackers + Real Thin Crackers: certified organic, made with whole-grain brown rice, flax seeds, quinoa, and sesame seeds.

Saffron Road, Oven Baked Lentil Crackers: herby crackers packed with protein and fiber.

Simple Mills, Almond Flour Crackers: Gluten-, soy-, and grain-free; vegan//Paleo-Friendly

Hu Sea Salt Grain-Free Crackers: Made with almond, cassava, and coconut flour. Vegan//Paleo-Friendly


[Cold or Warm]

Honey-Nut Cheerios

Nature’s Path Organic EnviroKidz Cereal, Peanut Butter Panda Puffs: organic corn puffs + real peanut butter coating; vegan.

Rice Chex

Gluten-free Oatmeal: Steel-cut or Quick-Cook Oats

Gluten-free granola:

Purely Elizabeth

Nature's Path Organic Superfood Breakfast, Qi’a: Made with Chia, hemp, and buckwheat; sugar-free + vegan.

Three Wishes, Grain-Free Cereal: high protein low sugar, with chickpea, pea protein, and tapioca.

Forager, Organic Grain-Free O’s Cinnamon: with cassava root, navy beans, and pea protein.

Morning Porridge Alternatives:

Teff and Amaranth porridge

Grain-Free Granola:




Pretzel/Crispy containing,

Wafers/Graham crackers/Cookies ‘N Cream containing

Mars Bars

Jelly Belly’s [5]

Tootsie Rolls


Milk Chocolate Bars

Butterfinger Bars


Laffy Taffy

See’s Candies

Sour Patch

Welch's Fruit Snacks

Unreal Chocolates: Dark Chocolate Gems, Crispy Quinoa: fair-trade 72% vegan dark chocolate, reduced sugar.

Choco Nono’s: Vegan + allergen friendly chocolate candies

YumEarth, Organic Licorice, Strawberry: gluten- and artificial dye-free, vegan.

Cocomel Bites: dairy-free coconut milk caramels

Smart Sweets Candy: only 3g sugar per bag with prebiotic fibers + free from artificial sweeteners/colors

Beer [2]

Ale, Porter, Stout Malt + Malt Flavoring {typically barley derived/containing}

Gluten-Free Beer[6]:

Glutenberg, Blonde or American Pale Ale: with a millet + corn mix; pale ale is stronger + citrus notes

Lakefront Brewery, New Grist Pilsner: sorghum + rice, not overly sweet + sour

Redbridge Lager: smooth, slightly fruity,` sorghum-only

Apple/Fruit Hard Cider:

Redd’s Apple Ale

Stella Artois Cidre 

Angry Orchard Crisp Hard Cider

Crispin Pacific Pear Cider

Seattle Cider Company

Hard Kombucha[7]:

June Shine: brewed with honey and green tea; 6% ABV

Wild Tonic: brewed with honey, fruit, herbs, spices; ABV varies from 5.6-7.6%

Kombrewcha: made with organic ingredients, lower alcohol content - 4.4% ABV

Boochcraft High Alcohol Kombucha: Uses certified organic and fairtrade ingredients; 7% ABV

KYLA Hard Kombucha: Fuses the probiotics benefits and alcohol byproduct of their fermentation, low sugar; 4.5% ABV


Whiskey, Bourbon, Scotch, Brandy, and unfiltered Vodka + Gin

Highly-distilled: Vodka + Gin

Tito’s Mule

Rum: Distilled from naturally GF sugars


Tequila: distilled from naturally

GF agave plant

La Croix + Tequila

Brandy: distilled from wine

Wine: Red, White, Rose

Hard Kombucha

La Croix + citrus + herb/fruit juice mocktail

Seasoning + Sauce

Soy Sauce

Cream Sauce made with a Wheat-flour Roux

San-J Gluten-Free Soy Sauce, Tamari

Sky Valley General Tso Sauce

Thai Kitchen Premium Fish Sauce

Walden Farms Ketchup

Bragg’s Liquid Coconut Aminos

Primal Kitchen, Organic and Unsweetened Ketchup

Primal Kitchen, Garlic Alfredo Sauce: gluten-, dairy-, soy-, and sugar-free. Made with cashews.

Cosmetics Used in and Around Mouth:

Lip Stick, Lip Gloss, Lip Balm - can be intentionally ingested;

Don’t use a product that contains[8]: Hordeum Vulgare (Barley), Secale Cereale (Rye Seed), Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Bran), Vitamin E (can be derived from Wheat), Tocopherols, Tocotrienols, Oats (unless labeled “gluten-free”)

Products labeled as gluten-free or gluten-free version:

Blistex: many GF varieties


Burt’s Bees



La Lune Naturals

Other GF Lip Products [9]:

BITE Beauty

If abiding to a gluten-free + vegan diet, look for products that exclude beeswax and alternatively use candelilla wax:

Eco Lips


Sun Bum

Soothing Touch

Gluten-Free + SPF:

Kiss My Face

Organic, Soy-, Corn-, and Petroleum-Free:

Beauty by Earth

Dr. Bronner’s

Earth’s Daughter

GF + Vegan Lipstick + Lipliner:

Red Apple Lipstick

Zu Zu Luxe

Gluten-Containing Makeup, Cosmetics, Oral Care, Body products

Gluten-free makeup brands for symptom-free cosmetic needs[9]:

Alima Pure, loose powders

Bare Minerals

Ecco Bella


Lili Lolo; Mirabella Beauty: everything is GF except their BB cream // skin tint which contains wheat germ // protein

Glossier: full spectrum beauty line predominantly GF *with exception to a few wheat-based cleansers*

Spry, oral-care line

Tom’s, oral-care line

Gluten-free products made in completely GF facility and/or are vegan//cruelty-free[9]:

Afterglow Cosmetics

Gabriel Cosmetics

Pangea Organics: full spectrum skin-care line considered GF *with exception of Oatmeal Bergamot Bar Soap*

Other House-Hold Items:

Cleaners, PlayDough

Steer clear of product that contain [10]:

Tocopherols, Wheat {fermented grain extract, AMP isostearoyl hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed wheat gluten, starch, PG-propyl silanetriol, hydroxypropyltrimonium, steardimonium hydroxypropyl protein/PVP crosspolymer, triticum vulgare, bran extract, PG-propyl silanetriol, triticum lipids, germamidopropyldi- monium hydroxypropyl, cyclodextrin, dextrin palm- itate and stearyldimonium- hydroxypropyl}, Wheat Germ Oil {wheat germ glycerides, disodium wheat germamido peg-2 sulfosuccinate, vitamin E, germ oil, triticum vulgare, triticum vulgare germ extract, wheat germ glycerides and wheat germ extract}, Barley derivatives {barley extract, samino peptide complex, hordeum vulgare phytosphingosine extract}

Soaps + Cleaning Products[10]:


Mrs. Meyer’s


Seventh Generation



Cascade Complete Dawn, gel + detergent

EO Everyone Soaps


Joy, dish soap

Kiss my Face, hand soap

Raw Sugar, hand wash + sanitizer

Tide, liquid + powder detergent

Trader Joe’s, hand soaps

GF, Vegan, Hypoallergenic Sulfate-, Paraben-, Phosphates-, Cruelty-Free:

Simple Truth

Sun & Earth

365: soaps, detergents, shampoo + conditioners, lotions

Desert Essence

Baby Care [11]:

Nature’s Gate

Boudreax’s Butt Paste

Johnson’s Kids, Natural 3-in-1

Baby Magic, Hair and Body Wash

Babyganics Baby, Shampoo + Body Wash

California Baby, Calendula Shampoo + Body Wash

Herbal + Nutritional Supplements

Drugs + Over-the-Counter Medications

While common allergens are often listed on medications and supplements, consult your pharmacist or double check the ingredient label for any hidden gluten sources


Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list. And unfortunately, there are still many hidden sources of gluten - so read labels carefully. When in doubt, “leave it out”: that is, until you can do some research to confirm the product in question is free of gluten, it would be best to not consume it. Overall, remember that no one diet is right for everyone. At Mymee you will not be prescribed a one-size-fits all diet, however we will work to uncover the right foods for you. 



[1] Statista Research Department. Topic: Gluten-free Foods Market. Statista. Published October 7, 2020. Accessed October 29, 2020.

[2] Mayo Clinic Staff. Gluten-Free Diet. Mayo Clinic. Published December 19, 2019. Accessed October 29, 2020.

[3] McGrane, MS, RD K, Hatanaka, RDN, L.D. M. The 10 Best Gluten-Free Breads of 2020. Healthline. Published October 16, 2020. Accessed October 29, 2020.

[4] Dermer E. Best Packaged GF Chocolate Chip Cookies. Gluten Free & More. Published February 26, 2018. Accessed October 29, 2020.

[5] Gluten-Free Candy List. Celiac Disease Foundation. Accessed October 29, 2020.

[6]Bruno A. 8 Gluten-Free Beers People Who Can’t Have Gluten Actually Love. SELF. Accessed October 29, 2020.

[7] Harrison O. Hard Kombucha Is About To Be Huge — Here Are 7 Brands To Try. Accessed October 29, 2020.

[8] Jane Anderson. 13 Gluten-Free Lip Balm Brands With Lip-Smacking Flavors. Verywell Fit. Published July 20, 2020. Accessed November 11, 2020.

[9] Anderson J, Ludwig, MD E. 11 Makeup Brands That Offer Gluten-Free Options. Verywell Health. Published November 22, 2019. Accessed November 11, 2020.

[10] Children’s National. Gluten-free cleaning products | Children’s National. Rise and Shine by Children’s National. Published March 20, 2020. Accessed November 11, 2020.

[11] Gluten Free Body Wash for Kids and Babies. The Celiac Diva. Published April 14, 2019. Accessed November 11, 2020.
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